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Grog : A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years, Paperback / softback Book

Grog : A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years Paperback / softback


The marines on the First Fleet refused to sail without it.

Convicts risked their necks to get hold of it. Rum built a hospital and sparked a revolution, made fortunes and ruined lives.

In a society with few luxuries, liquor was power. It played a crucial role, not just in the lives of individuals like James Squire - the London chicken thief who became Australia's first brewer - but in the transformation of a starving penal outpost into a prosperous trading port. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, Grog offers an intoxicating look at the first decades of European settlement and explores the origins of Australia's fraught love affair with the hard stuff.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 35 Illustrations
  • Publisher: Hachette Australia
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Australasian & Pacific history
  • ISBN: 9780733634017

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